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LinuxPR: Free Company -- a Free Software Company for the World

Sep 05, 2000, 18:55 (4 Talkback[s])

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"We discuss the free company that will be owned and run by all developers worldwide, democratically. All the software will be licensed under the GPL. And the free company will pay developers to develop free software."

"We have the following simple structure for getting some real, focused work done.

  1. Every Monday we propose a new issue or issues for the list to consider.
  2. Tuesday-Saturday we discuss the issue(s) focusing our collective brain power on resolving those during the week.
  3. Sunday we have quiet reflection to think about the discussions we had during the week (or just enjoy ourselves)."
"The issues this week are:

ISSUE: Should developers be paid to develop free software?
ISSUE: Should the free company be non-profit or for profit?
ISSUE: Should users give donations or pay for the free software?"

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